Feb 26, 2020
Image of the Fendahl
Posted by Simon Bucher-Jones

12 million years ago evolution went up a blind alley Image of the Fendahl 1977 is a fusion of the Gothic Doctor Who story with the colder post Gothic tradition of Nigel Kneale and HP Lovecraft It builds on the success of Chris Boucher s earlier scripts to create a classic of the series, and still works as an adventure drama for a modern audience It functions as a hu 12 million years ago evolution went up a blind alley Image of the Fendahl 1977 is a fusion of the Gothic Doctor Who story with the colder post Gothic tradition of Nigel Kneale and HP Lovecraft It builds on the success of Chris Boucher s earlier scripts to create a classic of the series, and still works as an adventure drama for a modern audience It functions as a human drama, a scientific puzzle, a horror story, and a masterpiece of unease Simon Bucher Jones has written or co written five novels for Doctor Who and its spinoffs.

  • Title: Image of the Fendahl
  • Author: Simon Bucher-Jones
  • ISBN: 9781909031418
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Image of the Fendahl million years ago evolution went up a blind alley Image of the Fendahl is a fusion of the Gothic Doctor Who story with the colder post Gothic tradition of Nigel Kneale and HP Lovecraft It buil

    Murray Ewing

    This is the first of the Black Archive series I ve read, and it certainly won t be the last I wasn t sure, at first, that you could write a book length examination of a single Doctor Who adventure, but Simon Bucher Jones proves you can, going into the Gothic roots of Image of the Fendahl, the actual and fictional histories of the Fifth Planet , an examination of the ultimate implications of what the Fendahl s evil really leads to, and a look at both the good and the bad points of the story itsel [...]


    Alex Sarll

    There remain some hints of the over earnest fanzine essay early on, and a few frightful editing glitches once the fifth planet moves between Earth and Mars weird fiction author Ambrose Blackwood is the sort of composite anyone might birth when pissed, but shouldn t make it into print Still, this is much the personal, idiosyncratic exploration of a single Who story that I expected from the Black Archive series than the Dark Water volume was Of course, it may help that the source story is so much [...]


    Josh

    This book length study of the 1977 Fourth Doctor story, Image of the Fendahl, explores the show s progression from the Gothic horror of the Philip Hinchcliffe years to what author Simon Bucher Jones describes as the post Gothic Besides this in depth thematic analysis, the serial s interpretation of the then latest ideas surrounding palaeoarchaeology the study of hominid fossils with the intent of finding out how humans evolved thousands of years ago and astronomy are explored to discover possibl [...]


    Simon Bucher-Jones



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